Sam joined the Hat Trick team in November 2016 as our first ever apprentice graphic designer! Sam will be assisting our manager and lead graphic designer with larger projects but also working solo on smaller projects such as literature and updating existing designs.
Over the past 12 months we have seen rapid growth which has pushed our team to the limits, this was a perfect opportunity to bring an apprentice on board. Sam has settled into the team well and is currently enjoying his varied daily tasks.
We've asked Sam a few questions to help you learn more about him;
Who are you?
My name is Sam; I’m 20, from Grantham. I went to Grantham College for 3 years; 2 years of studying Graphic Design and 1 year of studying Information Technology at BTEC level 3.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include: going out with mates, going to the gym occasionally and driving, I’m really into cars and enjoy going for drives with friends. Also in my spare time I like to design concepts and play around on my PC.
Can you tell us a little bit about the Apprenticeship scheme and how you got involved?
I saw the placement for a graphic designer apprentice advertised online and applied straightaway. It was just what I'd been looking for. After an initial interview with Shirley Bates from the Chamber of Commerce, I had an interview with Eddie. Then I was invited to spend a trial day in the office. Getting the job has been amazing, I'm really enjoying it.
What you enjoy about graphic design? What made you want to be a graphic designer?
What I enjoy most about graphic design is the progression you see throughout something you are creating, the difference between the start and end product you have made. I find that you don’t have to make every design complex, because most of the time simple is effective. I wanted to become a graphic designer ever since I did it at college, creating graphics is extremely fun and it’s a great feeling to see them completed and printed out.